Double vision in adults: the common and not so common causes

06 Aug 2021
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Double vision in adults: the common and not so common causes

Presentation Outline

Adults may present with recent onset horizontal diplopia, often worried they have a brain tumour or have had a stroke. There are a number of not uncommon causes, and some unusual conditions which can cause diplopia. Case studies will be presented to provide a sequential history and assessment process which enables optometrists to arrive at a probable diagnosis, and decide which require urgent referral, and those that can be managed differently.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to implement an effective and efficient patient history process to detect symptoms and health issues relevant to a recent onset horizontal diplopia.

Participants will be competent to employ an effective binocular vision assessment of horizontal diplopia

Participants will be able to recall the most likely causes of recent onset horizontal diplopia.

Therapeutic – No

Event Topics

Binocular Vision/Strabismus



Ocular Trauma/Emergency Eye Care

Oculoplastics (Lids/Lashes/Orbit)

Vision Therapy

Interactive questions and answers

When a patient presents with horizontal double vision, what questions are important to ask?

If a patient has recent onset horizontal diplopia, what tests would you use to assess the binocular vision dysfunction?

Have you ever seen older patients with strange diplopia, who you now think may have had Sagging Eye  Syndrome (age) or Heavy Eye Syndrome (high myopia)?